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Trump says he wants to ‘rein in’ US intelligence agencies

Donald Trump has said he wants to “rein in” US intelligence agencies, fuelling fears he wants the nation’s next spy chief to be someone loyal to him.

The president announced on Friday that Dan Coats, the current director of national intelligence, would leave his post on 15 August.

Mr Coats, a long-time fixture of the Republican intelligence establishment, has repeatedly clashed with the president during his two-year-long tenure.

The president will nominate John Ratcliffe, a staunch Trump ally, to replace him.

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